2017 Days of December Sun: Dodge Durango SRT 392

Dodge is unleashing an unprecedented amount of horsepower in their most recent vehicles, such as the Hellcat and Demon. Now its throwing copious amounts of horsepower into the Dodge Durango SRT 392, and we like that. The Dodge Durango SRT 392 is a guttural beast with a 475-horsepower, 6.4L V8 SRT Hemi under the hood […]

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2017 Days of December Sun: Mazda Miata RF

We make no pretenses about the love we feel for our NA Miata, and that same kind of care-free joy in driving can be had in the all-new Mazda Miata RF. Yes, nearly everything else at Run to the Sun pulled away from the Miata in the straights. Yes, there were several that pulled away […]

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2017 Days of December Sun: Infiniti Q60 Red Sport 400

The Infiniti Q60 Red Sport 400 is one sweet-sounding sport coupe packing 400-hp and 35-lb.ft. of torque. With a crackle and a bark, this Iridium Blue beast was a pleasure to experience during Run to the Sun. Under the hood is a 3.0L V6 twin turbo engine connected to a 7-speed automatic transmission with paddle […]

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2017 Days of December Sun: Genesis G80 AWD 3.3T Sport

During our trips around Mt. Hood, we got a chance to drive the all-new Genesis G80. The Genesis G80 AWD 3.3T Sport is a serious sport sedan in Casablanca White. Bringing the 3.3L twin-turbocharged V6 engine to life and letting it sing during the drive is a joy, the quad exhaust tips ushering forth a […]

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2017 Days of December Sun: Mini Cooper S E Countryman ALL4

The Mini Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 was one of the few plug-in hybrid vehicles at the 2017 Run to the Sun event, giving journalists an efficient way to motor along sunny roads. This eco-friendly consumer hatchback small-SUV (SSUV) offers a bit of instant acceleration via the 87-hp (122-lb.ft. of torque) electric motor connected to […]

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2017 Days of December Sun: Lexus LC 500

Last we got behind the wheel of the new Lexus LC series, it was the LC 500 H – the all-new performance hybrid luxury sedan. When we first drove it, we commented “the 2018 Lexus LC 500h feels like a day at the spa… on wheels” and that ideal hasn’t changed. So what has? Everything. […]

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2017 Days of December Sun: Volkswagen Jetta 2.0T GLI

When comparing the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0T GLI to other sedans participating in Run to the Run it’s hard not to see the differences. Others offer higher-hp or performance-oriented tuning, neither of which the Volkswagen Jetta boasts. No, it won’t accelerate like a McLaren nor corner like an NSX… But those aren’t the only benchmarks […]

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2017 Days of December Sun: 2018 Volvo XC60 T8

As the first year that the Northwest Automotive Press Association allowed SUVs to be included in the annual festival of speed, the Volvo XC60 T8 fits in with the ideal of high-horsepower and fast vehicles. The 2018 Volvo XC60 T8 has a turbo- and super-charged 2.0L hybrid powertrain. It goes like stink when you put […]

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It Has Begun – The 2017 Days of December Sun

The now annual tradition of Days of December Sun has returned to The Auto Reporter’s pages, informing and entertaining readers with 24 vehicles driven during the Run to the Sun event. Run to the Sun showcases the best and brightest of fast things while driving around Mt. Hood in Oregon. 24 vehicles for 24 automotive journalists […]

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